Nonfiction, Reading, Memoir

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 3, 2023
  • End Date: November 14, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Annie Ernaux: The Art of Feminist Memoir

Annie Ernaux was awarded the 2022 Nobel for her unique body of autobiographical work that illuminates ordinary experiences as vital and worthy of our attention, including abortion, (first) sexual encounters, women's desire, and class mobility. We'll close read her work to gather memoir-writing tools and use writing prompts to explore our own experiences. Students will need a copy of A Girl's Story for the course. The instructor will provide excerpts from the optional texts The Years and Happening, but students are free to read any other work by Ernaux.

No class dates: 10/31/2023

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Kaelie Giffel

Kaelie Giffel


Kaelie Giffel, Ph.D., formerly of Seattle, now writes and does violence prevention work in Durham, NC. Her writing focuses on feminism, education, and the joys of intellectual work for activists. Her work has appeared in academic journals and elsewhere.